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J R Soc Med. 1989 May; 82(5): 298–299.
PMCID: PMC1292139

A pituitary thyrotrophinoma causing thyrotoxicosis and amenorrhoea/galactorrhoea: studies of alpha-subunit in the tumour and in blood.

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